Investment in public higher education is a racial justice issue

"In this moment where we all are being asked to reassess systems, policies, and practices that disproportionately harm Black and Brown communities, we need to rethink our dwindling commitment to public higher education."

In a new op-ed in Crain's Chicago Business, IRRPP's Amanda E. Lewis, Fructoso Basaldua Jr., and Chris Poulos note that a textbook example of structural discrimination is declining state support for public colleges and universities, which has a disproportionate impact on student debt for Black and Latinx families in Illinois and around the country.

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Follow this link to find IRRPP's report on this same topic, Chicago's Racial Wealth Gap: Legacies of the Past, Challenges in the Present, Uncertain Futures